According to Skysports, Arsenal have sacked head coach Unai Emery after the club’s worst run of results since 1992.
Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
The Gunners have won only four of their 13 Premier League games this season and are now eighth, eight points adrift of the Champions League places.
Emery was appointed as successor to Arsene Wenger in 2018 but has lasted just 18 months in the role.
A statement from Arsenal official website reads:
“We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.
The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”
Paul Pogba faces a race against time to prove his fitness for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal after suffering a recurrence of an ankle injury.
France international Pogba made his return to first-team action on Wednesday as he played the full 90 minutes in United’s penalty shootout win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
But manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now confirmed that the former Juventus man aggravated the problem which had kept him out since the end of August and is now a doubt to take on the Gunners on Monday.
“The situation is he finished the game but he got a knock to his ankle which is very swollen,” he told a press conference.
“He’s in a race for Monday. Doubt? Yes, but that’s just the way it is.”
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is ready to go after another club if Arsenal owner refuses to sell the Premier League giants to him.
Dangote has long said he wants to buy the Premier League team, of which he’s a fan, but only after he’s completed one of the world’s biggest oil refineries in Lagos.
“By the time we’ve finished, we’ll be a $30bn company in terms of revenue,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV at the New Economy Forum in Singapore. “We’ll have an excess amount of cash to start playing around with.”
Kroenke owns almost all of Arsenal after buying Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s 30 per cent stake in August in a deal that valued the club at about £1.8bn. It was funded with a £557m , two-year loan from Deutsche Bank AG. The 71-year-old American is worth $8bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, and also controls the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams.
“I’m very attached to Arsenal but if he won’t sell, I might have to change,” said Dangote, 61 years old and worth $11.1bn. “I’m very much a fan of football. I have to have a club. I don’t have to own Arsenal.”